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Covington buys more electricity

COVINGTON - The city of Covington has finalized an agreement with the city of Marietta to acquire additional power.

Newton Phone Poll - 06/20/09

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Library to open on Saturdays Will operate half day

COVINGTON - Beginning July 11, the Newton County Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Cake fit for fathers

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Students score below CRCT state averages

COVINGTON - According to results from the state Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests released from the Georgia Department of Education this week, the average pass percentages in the Newton County School System were below state pass averages.

County to save $800K with force reduction

COVINGTON - The county has terminated 16.5 employees in order to balance the fiscal year 2010 budget.

Community Calendar - 06/20/09

June 20

Conyers holds off Gainesville for 1-0 win

DOUGLASVILLE - After a frustrating loss Thursday in the POW/MIA Tournament, Conyers badly needed a win Friday afternoon at Hunter Park.

Weir in luck Former Masters champion shoots 64 at U.S. Open

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Tiger Woods couldn't get off the course fast enough.

Kawakami outpitches Matsuzaka Braves top Red Sox 8-2

BOSTON - Nate McLouth homered on the game's first pitch and Kenshin Kawakami beat more-heralded countryman Daisuke Matsuzaka as the Atlanta Braves topped the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Friday night.

Hawks focus on more than just draft pick

ATLANTA - The Hawks' second straight playoff appearance left Atlanta general manager Rick Sund with the team's lowest first draft pick since 2003.